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Audio: @JordanBratton_ @MyFabolousLife - "Danger"


Audio: Jordan Bratton f/ Fabolous - "Danger"

Dan: After much anticipation, Jordan Bratton, the multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician is set to release his debut EP in late November. Today, we get the first taste of the project in the form of "Danger" the synth'd out, self produced track featuring fellow New Yorker and young OG, Fabolous.

Audio: @CoreyGipson - "Break Them In" (prod. @Wrathmatics)


Audio: Corey Gipson - "Break Them In" (prod. Wrathmatics)

Crates: Last week we gave you the boombap slappin, vocal chop flippin "For You, For Me." This week, Wrath and Corey drop the raw guitar driven "Break Them In" with Corey opening up about his personal life, how it led him to music, and ultimately hiphop.

@FrayserBoy Announces Not No Moe LP with 8-Ball, La Chat, Lil Wyte & More!


Frayser Boy Announces Not No Moe LP with 8-Ball, La Chat, Lil Wyte & More!

Dove: Memphis, TN -- With over a quarter million in album sales under his belt, Academy Award winning songwriter and performer Frayser Boy will celebrate the release of his fourth solo album Not No Moe on October 21 via his own B.A.R. Muzik in association with Phixieous Entertainment and Select-O-Hits.



Not No Moe features appearances from Memphis legends 8-Ball, Lil Wyte and La Chat, as well as Criminal Manne, Miscellaneous, Sticcup, and more. Producers on the album include hometown beatcrafters Lil Lody (Yo Gotti, Meek Mill, Jeezy, Rick Ross) and Big Boi Beats, along with Canada's iLL Kronik amongst others, all mixed and mastered by Phixieous Entertainment's own tStoner.

2014 has been busy for Frayser Boy, as he appeared on the soundtrack and in the documentary film Take Me to the River, directed by Martin Shore and narrated by Terrence Howard. The film follows several iconic Stax Records' artists as they record an album, and speak on the soul of the Memphis music scene. Frayser also set out on a national tour to support the project.

In February, Frayser released the collaborative B.A.R. (Bay Area Representatives) album with Lil Wyte, bringing together some of the best sounds and styles the legendary Hypnotize Minds label had to offer in a new light with Phixieous Ent.

Frayser Boy's accomplishments run deep, with over 14 years of experience in professional recording and touring. After his debut album on Hypnotize Minds in 2003, Frayser won an Oscar for his songwriting on Hustle & Flow's "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" alongside Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul and Juicy J in 2005. His work on the film and soundtrack led to the release of two more projects with Hypnotize Minds, and a business transition to Lil Wyte's Wyte Music imprint.

In keeping with his crazy work ethic on building his new B.A.R. Muzik label, Frayser will hit the road again this Winter on his official Not No Moe promotional tour, with dates to be announced soon. He hopes that longtime fans and new listeners will come together to enjoy Not No Moe with a unified understanding.

"I want people understand my life story, what I have seen been through and how far I have come," explains Frayser Boy. "I'd also like everyone who listens to pay attention to people in general, keep your guards up for those who have hidden agendas. I feel like this is the soundtrack to my everyday life, and I hope everyone respects my craft and my mind."
Video: A-F-R-O Freestyles For Queen Latifah (@NatureSounds @RAtheRuggedMan)


Video: A-F-R-O Freestyles For Queen Latifah

Nature Sounds: A-F-R-O's freestyle videos recently caught the attention of Queen Latifah, who invited the young rapper to appear on her syndicated CBS talk show. Check out the video below, as A-F-R-O showcases his off-the-top freestyle ability for Latifah.

Audio: @J57 - "The Analog Tape 2" (@BrownBagAllStar)


Audio: J57 - "The Analog Tape 2"

J: "I just released a new beat tape, for sale only at my site www.J57MUSIC.com just wanted to submit it... some dusty but funky beat tape shit."

Audio: Time & Jason Horodyski - "B.R.E.A.M." (@TimeRaps)


Audio: Time & Jason Horodyski - "B.R.E.A.M."

Dirty Lab: BREAM (Banks Rule Everything Around Me) from Time and Jason Horodyski's forthcoming album Lakewalkers produced by German producer A Thousand Vows. Indie rapper Time and folk frontman from Maudlin Magpie Jason Horodyski blend rap and folk taking influences from Tiqqun, Joy Division and Public Enemy.

Video: Chris Melrose f/ RoGizz - "Lost In Trouble" (@ChrisMelrose123 @rogizz @cory_bory)


Video: Chris Melrose f/ RoGizz - "Lost In Trouble"

Ro: Chris Melrose makes art called Bounce Pop. He incorporates a trampoline into his performance. He is an eccentric. His new album "Bounce Pop" is available on bouncepop.net. It's produced by Red Velvet Beats and features an appearance from RoGizz. Do yourself a favor and check out the dope new vid "Lost In Trouble (featuring Rogizz)". Directed by the visual magician Cory Bory.

Video: Stalley - Fountain of Youth (@WaxSociety Remix) @summerthekid


Video: Stalley - Fountain of Youth (Wax Society Remix)

Wax: Stalley "Fountain of Youth" remix performed by all three Wax Society emcees; Kollateral, Teek Hall & RED, off the upcoming Wax Society mixtape. Video directed, shot & edited by Summer The Kid @summerthekid.

@MegaRan: TRAP (Shirts) Back Jumpin', New EP 10/28


Mega Ran: TRAP (Shirts) Back Jumpin', New EP 10/28

http://megaranmusic.com/merch/trap-t-shirt

I have a new EP coming out end of this month with The Regiment from Detroit. It's a hard hitting, fun rap EP called "A Gamers Anthem." If you PREORDER THE ALBUM now, you'll get entered into a drawing for a HUGE PRIZE PACK!

https://hipnottrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-gamers-anthem

get more info on the prize pack here and get a FREE DJ mix of music from me and The Regiment to get you acquainted with our stuff:

http://www.kevinnottingham.com/2014/10/14/regiment-random-pre-game-megamix-mixed-dj-modesty-giveaway-announcement/

Speaking of Gaming...

what are you guys playing? I just spent 2 days on Alien Isolation and it's soooo goood...and scary. in fact, I'm thinking about streaming my gameplay after tour, would you guys watch? if so, subscribe to my twitch page here:

http://www.twitch.tv/mega_ran

and I'll see you there in a couple weeks!

THE MANUAL episode 3 w/K-Murdock!

We talk Smash Bros, the NFL, Walking Dead and more, as well as play some music to match the fighting styles in Smash. Enjoy!

http://soundcloud.com/megaranmusic/the-manual-show-3

get the Dash Radio app to hear episodes first on the Multiplayer network!
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The NPC Collective presents For the Love Of Music: Mega Ran. Check it out!

And speaking of a couple weeks.... I'll be home for the YEAR in that time! here's my last bit of tour engagements for 2014, back with the Fam Fiction crew (Coolzey, Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester)

Oct 14 john barleycorns Wichita, KS
Oct 15 The Underground, Santa Fe, NM
Oct 16 Green Room, Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 17 The Beauty Bar, Las Vegas, NV
Oct 18 Homestead Bowl, Cupertino, CA
Oct 19 Honey Hive San Francisco, CA

check your local listings or facebook.com/megaranmusic for more info!

and that's a WRAP! after that I'm going home to work on some special surprises for you guys!

See ya soon!

-Ran
Video: Mpulse - "Keefs Anthem" (@RRMpulse @DonCannon)


Video: Mpulse - "Keefs Anthem" (prod. Don Cannon)

Austin: Its no secret that Mpulse and Don Cannon have a working relationship that dates back to when the Chicago rapper was only 17. They came together once again for "Keefs Anthem", which appeared on Pulse's "Be Incredible" project. Now, Mpulse lets loose with a visual which seems to follow the feel of the song very well.


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